Thailand Telco Taps Telcordia for Number Portability

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TOT, a state-owned telco in Thaliand, has chosen the Telcordia Number Portability Gateway solution to provide mobile users with the choice and convenience of keeping their mobile number when switching service providers.

Telcordia says this win continues its momentum in the Asian number-portability market as evidenced by the more than 500M mobile subscribers supported by Telcordia's solutions in that region alone. As part of the implementation, Telcordia will be working with IBM, which will be providing support services for the project.

"Telcordia's experience in the region, combined with their unmatched expertise and no-risk implementation provides a great basis for us to provide number portability services on our network," said Dr. Nattawut Satrawaha, TOT Public Company Limited. "We will have the platform to ensure seamless number porting services to our customers, offering convenience and increasing customer satisfaction, which is essential in such a competitive market."

Telcordia has also recently announced it has been selected by Clearing House for Number Portability Co. Ltd., a consortium of the five mobile operators in Thailand, to provide both mobile number-portability services and a number lookup service. Telcordia also provided Clearing House with a resolution system that receives telephone number requests and returns call-routing instructions. The resolution system will support protocols including SOAP and ENUM, making Telcordia the first provider of core network ENUM services in Thailand.

Number Portability Gateway is part of Telcrordia’s number portability product suite, providing a single, operator-based control point for mobile and fixed line operators. It’s designed to help operators manage the complex interfaces, message processing, and transaction data associated with number-portability requirements. Telcordia Number Portability Gateway also enables flow-through provisioning for number porting requests and simplifies the update of portability data to network systems across subscriber segments, the company said.

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